Once known as Dakota Fanning‘s cute lil’ sister, Elle Fanning has emerged to stand on her own as an esteemed actress, as well as a style star. With a roster of go-to designers that includes Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte and Chanel, Elle is one of the most stylish teens out there. And last year, Elle even appeared in Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o—all while starring in big-budget and indie films alike. Often showing a preference for princess-style frocks adorned with bows and dainty embellishments, she’s taken some hugely daring fashion risks over the years.
Today, the starlet turns 17 and we want to celebrate! In honor of the star’s birthday, click through the slideshow above to see 28 times Elle Fanning totally owned the princess look.